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Skytower

Overhoeks
Amsterdam-Noord

Competition
2008
Programme
Design competition for the Skytower: mixed programme with offices, hotel, wellness centre and conference center.

Client
ING Real estate

The design for the Skytower meets the demand for an icon in the Overhoeks district of Amsterdam North. The great potential of the North district, and the close proximity of the river IJ and the historic city centre, call for a dramatic design. The concept draws upon its immediate and wider surroundings, and transposes them into the development’s design principles.
Skytower is in the form of an equilateral triangle that faces out onto the square, Amsterdam North and Dam Square: a robust basis that provides the city with a unique new landmark.
This architectural beacon in Amsterdam North is utilised for special functionality. A hotel, wellness centre, exclusive offices, conference centre and entertainment centre (the Skytower), together with a viewing platform and wedding chapel, are brought together in a harmonious whole, and lend the building its characteristic dynamic.
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